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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Bahawalpur: Work begins on ambitious Rs200 bln solar energy project

BAHAWALPUR: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday inaugurated the 1000-megawatt Quaid-e-Azam Solar Energy Park project in Cholistan that envisages an estimated investment of Rs200 billion,

Addressing an inauguration ceremony, he said that the energy crisis being faced by the country is due to the corruption and incompetence of the previous government.

But he said that the present government is making concerted efforts to end the energy crisis.

The proposed is project is spread over 11,000 acres in Cholistan desert which will have the capacity to produce 1000 megawatts.

It is anticipated that initially 100 megawatt from the project will be added to the national grid by the first quarter of next year.

At the end of the ceremony Punjab chief minister excused from laying the groundbreaking stone and left the ceremony while promising that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will soon perform the task.

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